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ABC
Jan 1, 2013 2:45am EST
fiscal cliff. but lawmakers are working through the night on a deal to cancel the tax increases and spending cuts before they take effect. >> top republican leaders in the house say they'll vote on the agreement soon, and it could be on the president's desk in a day or two. we're now joined by karen travers in washington. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning. it's after midnight and while we technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't start popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> do you have a deal? >> happy new year. >> reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a way forward to mitch mcconnell. their agreement would permanently extend the bush tax cuts for individuals making under $400,000 and households under $450,000. raise the estate tax for those valued at more than $5 million. and extend unemployment benefits for one year for some 2 million people. and those automatic spending cuts
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 2:15am PST
technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last-minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't stop popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> happy new year. >> reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a way forward to mitch mcconnell. the agreement would permanently extend bush tax cuts to those making under $400,000 and households making $450,000. raise the estate tax at those valued at more than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits for 2 million people. and automatic spending cuts that go into effect will be postponed for two months and paid for by other spending cuts. the house could take up the deal tomorrow. taxpayers would have felt the impact of the fiscal cliff immediately. if the deal passes, the average american family would avoid a tax increase of more than $3,400. a white house official said this is a compromise, so we don't love it but it's the right thing to do for the economy. back to you. >> and the fiscal cliff isn't the only financial crisis the nation could be facing. the u.s. has hit the debt
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am EST
at home. talks continue through the night ahead of that looming fiscal cliff deadline. the sticking points are still the same. the white house wants taxes to go up on those making over $250,000 a year. republicans want a higher income tax threshold. republicans want to keep the estate tax from going up. and there's no agreement on what to do about automatic spending cuts. those are set to go into effect on january 2. >>> now to a deadly bus crash on a slick highway in eastern oregon. a tour because went off an icy section of interstate 84 yesterday morning and tumbled down a steep embankment, killing 9 and injuring more than 20 others. the bus was traveling from las vegas to vancouver when it lost control. the driver survived but was too badly hurt to speak with police. >>> here is your new year's eve forecast. up to a foot of mountain snow in the southern rockies. 5 inches from kansas to southern illinois. thunderstorms from much of texas, oklahoma city, little rock and memphis. rain and mountain snow in the northwest. flurries from michigan to northern new england. >> chilly from the west coast to the midwest and northeast. 20s in the northern rockies. just 2 degrees in fargo and 14 in minneapolis
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